A United States passport.
passport definition by Webster's New World
- a government document issued to a citizen for travel abroad, subject to visa requirements, certifying identity and citizenship: it entitles the bearer to the protection of his or her own country and that of the countries visited
- safe-conduct (senses & )
- anything that enables a person to be accepted, admitted, etc.
Origin: French passeport, safe-conduct, origin, originally , permission to leave or enter a port ; from passer, pass plush port, port
passport definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship and permits a citizen to travel abroad.
- An official permit issued by a foreign country allowing one to transport goods or to travel through that country.
- An official document issued by an allied foreign government to a ship, especially a neutral merchant ship in time of war, authorizing it to enter and travel through certain waters freely.
- Something that gives one the right or privilege of passage, entry, or acceptance: Hard work was her passport to success.
Origin: French passeport, from Old French : passer, to pass; see pass + port, port; see port1.